We hope you can join us for...
The End of Separation
An online retreat led by Todd Corbett and David Cunningham
7:30 PM April 15 – 12 PM April 19, 2021
If the eye never sleeps, all dreams naturally cease.
If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things are as they are, of single essence.
To understand the mystery of this One-essence
is to be released from all entanglements.
When all things are seen equally
the timeless Self-essence is reached.
—Zen Master Sengtsan
This is an online retreat, held via Zoom video conference. You will need a computer with Zoom installed, equipped with a camera and audio.
This will be a silent retreat, which in the Zoom context means we will not engage in social conversation during Zoom sessions, and we will keep silence as much as possible outside of Zoom sessions. You should attempt to have no communication with the outside world for the duration of the retreat.
This retreat is not open to the public. In order to be eligible to attend this retreat, you must be a current CSS member. If you are not a current member and are interested in attending a CSS retreat, you can learn about joining CSS and becoming one of our member practitioners. If you have received this email from CSS, you are considered eligible to attend.
You will need an internet-connected computer device with Zoom installed, equipped with a camera and audio. You will need to arrange a sacred retreat space where you will not be interrupted, which has sufficient space for walking meditation (or be able to do this outside in a secluded area).
This retreat satisfies the prerequisite for attending advanced CSS retreats. All member practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity to deepen their practice.
This retreat is limited to 30 participants. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, except that priority is given to Foundations Studies students attending a CSS retreat for the first time. The final deadline to register is 2 April 2021. We only accept full-time participants for this retreat, with an exception for those who cannot attend the final Monday morning session. That session will be used for participants to share their experiences, difficulties and insights, and we encourage all to attend, as it is a useful way to further explore the retreat experience.
There is no fee for this non-residential retreat. However, donations are greatly appreciated to support the Center's mission. Also, to help support practitioners for whom residential retreat fees are a financial burden, please consider making a donation to the CSS Retreat Scholarship Fund.
- Open the retreat registration form by clicking the green "Register Now" button below.
- Read the instructions on the registration form, fill out the form, and click Submit. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
- If you are making a donation you can mail a check or donate online. For details see support the Center.
Register now using the online registration form:
If you have to cancel after registering, please notify the registrar as soon as possible so that we can give your place to another participant.